Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation

Committee rules

Equity is committed to ensuring that we are a powerful industrial force and that every voice in the union is heard.

To achieve this the Equity Council has created a new structure for the union’s network of committees, at the heart of which are three powerful industrial committees — Screen, Stage and Variety, Circus and Entertainers — with the authority to conduct negotiations. They will be made up of members with recent experience of relevant work and elected by members who work in the area. Supporting these committees will be four industrial sub-committees — Audio, Singers, Stage Management and Creative Team, again made up of members with recent relevant experience.

There are also committees of members in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, four equality committees — Women, Disability, Minority Ethnic and Lesbian, Gay,  Bi-sexual and Transgender — and a Young Members Committee.

This new committee structure will be a dynamic force within the union. These committees will take forward the industrial agenda, drive the union’s policies and ensure that the voice of working members is at the centre of the union’s work.

Follow the links on the right to download committee rules.